There are many different pests that may target your property. While most of these pests may be fairly harmless to you, wasps can be an exception as they can be aggressive insects. Knowing the steps that are needed to mitigate the risk of wasp nests being established on your property and helping you to address this problem once it arises.
Remove Sources of Food and Water the Wasps May Target
Eliminating potential sources of food and water can be important for mitigating the risk of hornets targeting your property. In particular, you may want to make sure to keep your pet's food and water in an area where wasps will be unable to get to it. Another common source for attracting these pests can be the garbage bins that your home uses. Residues and waste in these bins can be extremely attractive to wasps and the insects that they prey upon. Thoroughly cleaning the garbage bins on a regular basis can remove these substances so that these areas will be far less attractive to wasps.
Avoid Attempting to Remove an Established Wasp Nest
Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to safely eliminate a wasp nest that has been able to establish itself. These insects can be extremely aggressive, and as a result, they are likely to swarm individuals that are attempting to remove the nest. Even small nests may be able to hold a hundred or more wasps. Without the appropriate safety equipment, a person could suffer enough stings to require medical treatment. In addition to attacking the person that was directly messing with their nest, they may also attack any other individuals or animals that are in the vicinity. Due to this hazard, professionals should be called as they will be able to safely remove all of the wasps so that the colony will be unable to recover.
Recognize That the Wasps May Build Underground Nests in Your Yard
It is a common site for wasp nests to be built on the exterior of homes or in attics. However, these animals can also build very large nests underground. These can be among the more hazardous types of nests as you may not notice it until you have already stepped on the nest and enraged the wasps. If you frequently notice wasps in an area of your yard, this could indicate that an underground nest is nearby. While these nests may be harder to see without a close inspection, professional wasp control services will still be able to effectively neutralize them.
If you have more questions about wasp control, contact a local exterminator.